9 dorm buys from Five Below that will make your room so much cuter

FYI: This is my new fave store

Three Five Below dorm buys on a purple background
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There are two things in life that I love: mac and cheese and finding a bargain. They’re both super satisfying and make everything a whole lot better. While I can’t eat mac and cheese every day, I can always look for cheap home decor stores that will save me dollars. One amazing one that I found while randomly scrolling through TikTok? Five Below.

For reals, TT is obsessed with it, and now so am I. I’ve spent hours watching people find bargains in the store, and I probably should pick my jaw up off the floor. Like, I can’t get over how cute and cheap everything is. If you hadn’t guessed, pretty much everything at Five Below is $5 or under. I’m serious, you guys! This makes it the perfect place to bag dorm room essentials. In fact, it has a whole dorm section online.

As a former college student, I totally get how important it is to save as much cash as poss. That’s why I’ve gone through Five Below and found nine buys that are perfect for turning your dorm into the room of your dreams.

Ready to makeover your space on a budget? Scroll on down for my top picks…


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I'm a former college student, and these are my fave Five Below dorm buys

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I’ve picked out a variety of items, so whether you need to decorate your desk or beautify your bed, you’re totally covered.

The prices below were correct at the time of publishing this article.

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Eve Smallman
Staff Writer

Hi there! I’m a staff writer at Real Homes. I've been a lifestyle journalist for over five years, previously working as an editor across regional magazines. Before this, I graduated from Nottingham Trent University a degree in journalism, along with an NCTJ gold diploma. I love running, decorating my rented Victorian home, and discovering new cheeses.